Updates and FAQ for Staff & Faculty
We are now at a pivotal phase of planning the actual work to begin in Summer 2021, having completed the construction documents, remodel cost estimates, and selected a construction firm - Rockford Construction - for the work. The actual remodel/renovation phase starts in mid- May 2021, which means having to move out of offices to allow for the work to begin. In this regard, this announcement serves to inform you about the renovation/remodel phase, how it will affect your office areas, and the arrangements we are making to help you continue working with minimum disruptions.
Below are answers to some of the questions you may have:
Frequently Asked Questions
How does this remodel project affect me and my office? Do I need to move?
What is the tentative schedule and timeline of the remodel?
What happens to my files and contents of my office?
What resources/assistance can I have for relocating the contents of my office?
What technical assistance is available for relocating so I can maintain access to the systems I need?
Where is my office or desk in the meantime?
When this is done, where is my office located and when do I get to "move back in?"
Office furniture: What does it look like and can I pick out my chair?
What will you do with the old furniture? Can faculty or staff members take a chair or table?
Moving Ahead, Packing Details and Suggestions
For those in the Student Center Area:
The plan is to be out of the Student Area by April 15. I was hoping that you would have everything boxed up that you want to store by that date. Please box using the boxes provided so it will make it easier to stake. The plan is to put anything you want to store on skids, prior to storing we will wrap them with plastic. I have a sticker to identify who’s box it is and where it goes.
If you move to 3300 desk space is in the form of office cubicles with space, but limited. Please take only what you need for the next 4 months. The office is lockable but that would be the extent of security. I will give keys to anyone who is going to 3300, one for the building front door, one for the smaller office suite (104), and one for the larger suite (105).
Whatever computer you currently use will go with you to 3300. Daryl will be transporting and setting up computers at 3300 along with a VPN so you can remote into the CTS Server.
There is plenty of parking at 3300 so your cars can be parked there. Parking will be at a premium at the seminary due to construction.
First suggestion is to relax and enjoy the process, looking forward to the future outcome-A completely remodeled seminary building! If you need help of any kind during the pack up; lighting, carrying, storing, etc. please let Jim Lakin know. Even though we can’t take away all the stress, the goal of the facility Department is to make this remodel as stress free as possible.
Use as many boxes as you need, please leave them stacked in your office if you have room, we will stack them on skids for storage.
This would be a great time to purge anything that you don’t use or needJ Let’s make it contest to see how much stuff we can get rid of, but not too much, we don’t want the building floating awayJ
There will be a dumpster for larger items that you want to throw out, Let Jim Lakin know so his team can help move heavier items.
As you purge files and papers there will be bins around the building for sensitive materials that need to be shredded, as well as the shred boxes we have in the work rooms (3 of them). When is doubt throw it in shred.
Please take valuables home with you or pack them in storage boxes, bubble wrap is available for break sensitive objects.
Once Rockford is fully on board we will let you know a schedule as soon as we can, until then first out will be the Student Center Area.
Our 3300 Burton building is ready to be occupied, Jim Lakin has keys for whoever will be moving to that location.
Again if you have any questions please contact Jim Lakin, call or text 616-550-9061, email firstname.lastname@example.org.